Over decades inscribed warning on tobaccos packet has been ” Tobacco smokers are liable to die young” in a loud and clear terms .This also could be find amongst drugs prescription labels. However, the beverages makers has refused to give same expository manual, label or inscription expressly starting the side effects of their products. This life threaten act no doubt lead to the lawmaker representing Kosofe Federal Constituency, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye’s to lead a motion at the House of representatives on Thursday , June 4, 2019 to stop such practices and protect the lives of unsuspecting citizens.
The plenary extract monitored Kosofe post from the Speaker’s Media Office, House of Representatives partly
(i) Urge the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ensure that the Nigerian Bottling Company PLC and other Companies producing beverages such as Fanta, Sprite, etc. comply with the Resolution of the House requiring them to inscribe warnings on the bottles/containers of those products that consuming them with Ascorbic Acid will expose consumers to health hazards;
(ii) mandate the Committees on Health Care Services and Legislative Compliance (when constituted) to ensure compliance
Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye Moved the Motion and it was Seconded by Hon. Mohammed Gololo. The Motion is on the neglect by beverage makers to adequately warn the public on the dangers and side effects of consuming their products by inscribing the warning on their bottles or by adequate media campaign. He urged the Ministry of Health to ensure that all erring companies are made to comply with the resolution and that the Committee on Legislative Compliance should ensure the healthy living of Nigerians is not jeopardized by this action of neglect. The Motion was Voted on and Passed.